Lawn Mower Parents


Most of us know about “helicopter" parents. They're the moms and dads who hover over their children to observe (and “correct") many of their actions and other aspects of their overall lives. Helicopter parents are especially prevalent in the wonderful world of college admissions.

“Over-parenting," as explained by social historian Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, “is not letting our kids take the consequences of their actions, swooping down to rescue them, and the result would be a spoiled brat. But helicopter parenting is entirely different, and I think it is a positive style of child-rearing."

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